Monday, February 14, 2011

No “V” day for Me!!

I know I am a cynic.

 I don’t like Valentines Day and I never have since kindergarten when I asked a girl named Wendy to “Marry Me” and she ran home crying!!! I didn’t think I was that bad?

I also don’t like somebody decreeing when I should prove to the “BOSS” that I love her. Telling me to buy cards and crap just to say I care.

I have always been adamant about not buying her a present, flowers or even a card on the 14th because I was stubborn, cheap, heartless sure it would become an expectation.

I tell her I love her everyday when I get up and every night before bed....sometimes if there has been a battle, that “I love you” is substituted with a kiss. We have gone to bed mad before and probably will again, but we always seem to wake up and start right back where we were the night before with a better attitude than the evening before.

So last year, I did break down and I bought her some Chocolate Turtles...but I think the boys ate most of them. She was happy with the gesture and I think she knows where I come from now. I have always told her I will do most anything for her but not on Valentines Day.

And lo and behold, I did not get any flack this year...of course, she did get a dozen red roses at work last week...”just because”!

41 miles for last weeks total. Have a ½ to run this Sunday, supposed to be a high of -6 °C so it should be interesting. Will run Saturdays miles tomorrow instead of speed work, will still take Wed off and run 4 miles on Thurs and Fri with Saturday off. My training plan says run at my Marathon pace but methinks I will go and do my best to see it the pace I am looking at for the marathon is accurate. It is presently between 8:15 – 8:30 mins/mile.

So there ya go.

Are you in the same boat as me with Valentines? Is it just too commercialized most every “card buying” event in the world? Am I the last great cynic?


Kovas said...

I used to fight it but then figured, if it makes my wife happy, it makes me happy.

Christi said...

My husband is the least romantic person in the world so I am used to him ignoring Valentines Day, our anniversary, my birthday, etc. Its just the way he is.

Anonymous said...

I have learned not to fight it. But I also know the random gestures mean much more than the "required" Valentine gesture.

Raegun said...

I decided to celebrate Valentine's day with a new twist...stop by my blog for a peek. Nothing kinky, promise! Ha!

Anonymous said...

I like your attitude on this. The roses last week were super cute. :)

And that made me laugh about Wendy. You're not that bad! haha

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

We usually go out to dinner for VDay. On another note, I never noticed there was an ascii code for ½ until you used it. Thanks for the tip!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I agree with your Vday take, but happy wife ... happy life!

Caroline said...

I am with you on this...yes and I am a girl..I know a little weird..for me what would come close to some Valentine day is more my wedding anniversary.

Michelle said...

Totally agree with you about V-Day. Although, I'm not in a relationship right now, when I was, I always said right up front that V-Day is not a thing that I wanted to buy into. Haha - I never had any disagreements!

thanks for the comments Shawn, I always appreciate them. I'm taking measurements NOW!

Lee said...

Wendy's stupid!
No cards exchanging here, or all the other stuff. I don't like the commercialism but at the same time it is an opportunity to reflect upon and acknowledge the one you love. We went out for breakfast - bacon and eggs - no fluffy heart shaped waffles!